• DWS launches 'smart' ESG investment approach

    27 May 2020

    Asset manager DWS has announced stricter environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment criteria, focused on identifying and engaging with firms with high climate transition risk and violators of international sustainability standards.

  • ESG factors increasingly important for active managers

    17 September 2019

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are increasingly influencing the investment decisions of active managers, as the opportunity to generate superior risk-adjusted returns becomes more important, according to a survey by Russell Investments.

  • ESG data files - part 3, continued: ESG rating providers

    29 July 2019

    The second instalment of this analysis of ESG rating agencies finds that investors are increasingly drilling down into the data that underlies the ratings. Peter Cripps reports.

  • ESG data files - part 3: ESG rating providers

    25 July 2019

    As ESG ratings become embedded in mainstream investment decision making, they are attracting criticism. Is it justified, asks Peter Cripps.

  • NatWest creates new ESG framework

    10 July 2019

    NatWest Markets (NWM) has established a new environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework to facilitate investments from corporate and institutional investors into a high ESG portfolio.

  • ISS to launch climate scoring and voting tools

    27 June 2019

    Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) will launch a climate scoring and a voting tool next month, which will allow investors to create customised climate voting policies.

  • AIIB issues $2.5bn sustainability-themed bond

    10 May 2019

    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has issued its first 'global bond', worth $2.5 billion, to finance environmentally friendly infrastructure investment and promote environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing across Asia.

  • Green bonds round-up: Wallonia; Adif; Nedbank; SFE; Crédit Agricole; Green OAT

    01 May 2019

    Wallonia, the French speaking region of southern Belgium, has entered the green bond market with a dual-tranche issue that raised €1 billion ($1.2 billion).

  • ISS ESG launches tools to tailor-make ESG indices

    04 March 2019

    ISS ESG, the responsible investment-focused arm of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), has launched tools that allow investors to create their own customised environmental, social and governance (ESG) indexing strategies.

  • ISS snaps up Australian ESG research firm

    18 February 2019

    Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has returned to the acquisition trail with the purchase of CAER, a provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research on Australasian companies.